Category: Crypto-currency

Oraclize – Data carrier for decentralized apps

http://www.oraclize.it/ Oraclize is a London based startup focused on providing blockchain oracle services. Oracalize currently serves thousands of requests every day on Ethereum, Bitcoin and Rootstock. Why do we need Oracles in smart contracts? Smart Contracts are unable to connect with external data, or any other off-chain resources on their own. Smart contracts are self

BitGo – multi-signature technology for regulated economy

https://www.bitgo.com   Whitepaper listed here. BitGo provides multi-sig wallet for enterprises and consumer. Currently BitGo’s platform processes over $10 billion in transactions per month. BitGo does not store the asset or currency, instead it provides tools for enterprises to avoid keys management , policies to avoid single point of failure and assets are moved in

NEO – An Open Network For Smart Economy

https://neo.org/ White Paper English.   NEO is a Shanghai based Blockchain startup founded by Da Hongfei. The founder has initial seed investment of USD 90K for which he gave up 10% of the tokens to the seed investors.Previously it was called Antshares.It is called Chinese ethereum. NeoVM is similar to Java VM. NEO is inspired by

EOS – Infrastructure for Decentralized Application

https://eos.io/ White Paper. EOS is trying to compete with Ethereum as a platform for Blockchain applications by focusing on scalability and speed for decentralized applications. It is based on Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) Consensus algorithm invented by Daniel Larimer (Co-founder of EOS). Video link to different consensus mechanisms by Andreas M. Antonopoulos here. EOS has

Stellar – (Lumins) XLM, Disrupting the banking industry with unique consensus protocol.

https://www.stellar.org/ White paper link. Github link. Stellar was founded in 2014.Stellar is structured as a Non Profit Organization. Stellar is an open-sourced payment protocol founded by Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim. Jed was co-founder of Ripple  and Mt. Gox. Joyce Kim is now co-founded a blockchain based venture capital firm called SparkChain Capital. Currently Stellar’s crypto-currency called

BitPay – Get Paid in Bitcoins

https://bitpay.com/ BitPay was founded in 2011. BitPay is the largest Bitcoin payment processor in the world.BitPay is one of the earliest Bitcoin payment processing companies in the crypto-world. BitPay’s mission was to make it easy for businesses to accept Bitcoin as a payment mechanism. BitPay was early on understanding that Bitcoin would revolutionize payments industry.

zk-SNARKs – Privacy for Blockchain

zk-SNARKs stands for Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge Proofs. If your in crypto space, you might have heard about “zk-SNARKs” . Details are either sketchy or explained in a very complex way. Even the white paper from Ethereum has complex explanation to be easily understandable. So it takes some time to wrap around this concept. FYI#

Prism – World’s first platform for portfolios of assets.

https://prism.exchange/ Prism is built by ShapeShift.io. (ShapeShift is famous platform for crypto asset conversion and exchange). Currently Prism is under private beta and users can join their waitlist. Prism is a first of a kind platform for creating portfolios of assets. Prism, is an Ethereum based decentralized application. It does not have its own token. Prism

RootStock – Smart Contracts for Bitcoin

http://www.rsk.co/ Github location: https://github.com/RSKSmart This blog post is different than others. Rootstock or RSK is not a decentralized app. Rootstock is still work in progress. Its a complete new paradigm improving the Bitcoin platform. Currently Bitcoin platform is extremely slow in transaction processing (7 transactions per second) and Bitcoin does not allow conditional flows. Rootstock is
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